Starch Solution, Years Past: Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 1 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: April 14th

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So far, my week has gone like this: Sunday run and bike ride, Monday run and bike ride, Tuesday lifting session, Wednesday run and bike ride. My legs are still very sore from the lifting–I didn’t know it was possible for upper glutes to be this sore–so despite my constant craving for a good run (I would even say I’m a bit of an addict at this point), I decided today needed to be a rest day.  I even got as far as changing halfway into workout clothes, but thankfully stopped myself after changing into shorts but before putting on a workout shirt. I looked odd, but I was comfortable 😉

In terms of food, now that I’m back to counting macros, I’m a bit surprised by how much a tiny bit of fat ups the overall fat percentage–it looks like adding chocolate chips to my pancakes put me past my 5% goal! I’m not too worried about it though, since 5% fat is more of a “let’s just see if I can do this for fun/science” type of goal, not a “my self worth and progress depend on achieving this” type goal.

Macros: 78% carbs, 14% protein, 8% fat

Exercise: biked 15 minutes, and wished I was running


  • Whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes


  • Sushi bowl with carrots
  • Slice of sourdough with pumpkin butter


  • Orange-mango juice


  • Zucchini noodles with my spicy marinara
  • Russet “breakfast potatoes” with my black bean hummus

Calories eaten: 1615 Calories burned: 1400 (from Fitbit HR data)

(Everything is made by me unless otherwise specified–feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!


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